Franken All But Declares Victory
Via Ezra Klein: Al Franken has sent an email to his supporters that just about declares victory in the exceedingly close and drawn-out Minnesota U.S. Senate race:
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support and your patience during this long recount process.
Today I’ve got good news to report: it looks like we’re on track to win. The state canvassing board has completed its job of reviewing all the ballots – and at the end of this important step in the process, we’re ahead.[...]
We’ve got a lot of important work left to do together to get this country back on track – and with the recount process almost over, I want you to know that I’m ready to get to work on day one. For now, though, I’d like to thank you for all you’ve done, and to wish you and your family a Happy New Year. I think it’s going to be a great one.
The election is still far from decided — a complex absentee ballot situation has yet to be resolved — but Ezra notes that Franken is the overwhelming favorite at Intrade, where he is trading at 90 to Coleman’s six.